Here are the 32 minutes of President Obama’s last appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, in which the press annually and traditionally trades ripostes with the press. I have to say that it’s pretty damn funny, what with the Hillary-bashing references to Goldman Sachs and “CPT“, as well as to next “first lady”, his aging, Donald Trump, and so on. And the final with his hamhanded attempts to use Snapchat, the weeping John Bohener, Joe Biden, the visit to the driver’s license bureau, is fricking hilarious. He ends on a serious note and a paean to the press.
Obama’s speech was preceded by an 8-minute humorous video prepared by the press, which you can see here.
Say what you will about Obama—and I have a lot of good things to say about him—nobody can deny he has a sense of humor, something that Republicans seem to lack. Can you imagine any other President, for instance, Yes, I know he didn’t write it all, or perhaps none of it, but his delivery is impeccable.
I’ll miss him, and whoever replaces him won’t have his panache.